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Director of Behavioral Health

Location: Kenai, Ak
Date Posted: 11-20-2018
Position:       Director of Behavioral Health
Location:       Kenai
Pay Range:    DOE

The Behavioral Health Director is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of clinical services. The Director is accountable to ensure that mental health and chemical dependency programs are operated as specified in grants and contracts in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, organizational policies and procedures, and professional ethics. The Director is responsible for integration of Behavioral Health within the larger health system.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assumes a clinical leadership role for the behavioral health staff.
  • Develop and implement Policy and Procedures in partnership with the Behavioral Health Support Services Supervisor for behavioral health staff.
  • Understand and follow current regulations and be able to adapt to new laws in behavioral healthcare.
  • Provide quality improvement resources and work with quality system staff to support task oversight and compliance.
  • Chart audits on Clinicians and Counselors to assure quality clinical regulations are adhered to.
  • Analyze population data to identify needs. Develop services in partnership with BH Support Services Supervisor and the Health Systems Executive Director.
  • Interview, hire, provide orientations, mentor and train staff in partnership with the Behavioral Health Support Services Supervisor.
  • Keep abreast of best practices through a structured continuous professional development (CPD) program.
  • Responsible for maintaining behavioral health CARF accreditation standards in partnership with the Health Systems Executive Director.
  • Participate actively in Health Leadership to ensure ongoing integration of systems. • Attend Behavioral Health Directors Committee.
  • Maintain compliance and provide reports for the State of Alaska Comprehensive Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery grant.
  • Advise the Behavioral Health Support Services Supervisor in the development and monitoring of the Behavioral Health department budget and expenditures.
  • Ensures cultural competency of clinical and administrative staff within Behavioral Health. •
  • Establishes a Behavioral Health departmental strategic plan to build a sustainable program that aligns with organizational overarching Strategic Planning.
  • Facilitate regular group, individual and psychiatric supervision of clinical staff to ensure ongoing quality of care and staff development.
Counselor Responsibilities:
  • Provides therapeutic consultation services to other programs as directed.
  • Provide psycho-therapeutic services
  • Provide Integrated Behavioral Health assessment through a variety of evaluation techniques.
  • Provides therapeutic consultation services to other programs as directed.
  • Provide counseling through a variety of treatment modalities, including individual, group, and family therapy that meet behavioral health standards of care.
  • Understands and can provide an eclectic therapy model including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution-Focused, Trauma-Informed, and addiction modalities.
  •  Coordinate services with Chemical Dependency and Primary Care team for a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Keep  records up to date, comprehensive in nature and in accordance with standards.
  • Timely submission of billing information.
Essential Qualifications:
  • Masters in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field required.
  • License/Certification: Licensed as a LCSW, LPC, or MSW in Alaska or eligible for licensure preferred.
  • Certification as State of Alaska Chemical Dependency Counselor.
  • Valid Alaska Driver License and must remain insurable under organizational policy.
  • Seven to ten years post-master's experience providing behavioral health services including experience with youth & adults, and drug and alcohol programs.
  • Experience with computerized management information system/AKAIMS.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people preferred
  • Management experience within an integrated health environment.
  • Experience in strategic planning and development
  • Excellent interpersonal communications, public speaking, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency at clinical writing skills, with willingness to submit a writing sample
  • Knowledge of child protection and ICWA laws.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and 42 CFR, Part 2 regulations.
  • Proven ability to delegate effectively and complete departmental assignments
  • Ability to positively motivate staff and to allow them to grow professionally
 All qualified candidates who meet or exceed the above Position Qualifications or have relevant experience will be contacted.
AES provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. While working within the parameters of an Alaska Native Organization, hiring preference will be given to shareholders/spouses/descendants and other Alaska Natives in accordance with Public Law 93-638.

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